Events at Wandsworth Library

May 2018

Free – Come and celebrate Elmer’s Day at Wandsworth Town Library.

 

Wear your bright colourful clothes and listen to stories about Elmer and other elephants stories.

Bring your child’s library card or sign up for a library card on the day. Ideally, we hope that you borrow a minimum of 5 books each, although as a member you can borrow up to 20 items for 3 weeks.

We also run free regular rhyme time sessions on Tuesdays at 9.45am and 2 pm. Story times are for older children 2 – 5 year old on Fridays at 10 am. Pop in and see what else we have to offer.

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Free – Archaeology and history on your doorstep

 

Discover the history of Wandsworth borough, bring along anything interesting you have found on the ground. Free drop in family session organised by Wandsworth Historical Society, to celebrate Wandsworth Heritage Festival.

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Also, come and see if you can identify the various artefacts on our display board.

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Bring your child’s library card or sign up for a library card on the day. Ideally, we hope that you borrow a minimum of 5 books each, although as a member you can borrow up to 20 items for 3 weeks.

We run free regular rhyme time sessions on Tuesdays at 9.45am and 2 pm. Story times are for older children 2 – 5 year old on Fridays at 10 am. Pop in and see what else we have to offer.

Summer Reading Challenge

May 2018

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It’s that time of year again!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. We are starting on Sat 14th July and finishing on Sat 8th Sept.

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Because everything changes when we read.

How it works

There is a different theme each year. Children can read whatever they like – fiction, fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

Click on the picture of Dennis the Menace for more information.

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Year 6 SATs 2018 – All you need to know

May 2018

Year 6 will be taking SATs week commencing 14th May. Please click on the link below for all you need to know:

Year 6 SATs 2018

Monday 14 May 2018

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions English grammar, punctuation and spelling

Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 15 May 2018

English reading

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

Thursday 17 May 2018

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

 

 

Year 6 take a business trip to General Electric

May 2018

20180425-West-Hill-@-GE-3Through our continuing partnership with Enabling Enterprise Year 6 Golders Green class recently visited General Electric offices to take on a marketing challenge for the day. This enabled them to use their creative and imaginative skills as well to develop their enterprise and business acumen during the challenge. They also had the opportunity to tour the offices and find out about other functions of the business world. You can read the full report on the Enabling Enterprise website.

London History Dress Up Day

May 2018

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On Wednesday 23rd May we will be taking part in ‘London History Day’, a scheme which has been set up by the Mayor of London. It is a chance for us to celebrate the history of London and acknowledge the people and communities who have contributed towards its heritage.

Children can join in by coming to school dressed as their favourite historic Londoner or as an individual from a specific community within London.

Some examples include-

  • Historic Kings and Queens
  • Famous athletes, poets, authors and musicians
  • Doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers
  • Evacuees, suffragettes
  • The Windrush generation

There is no need to buy something new, see what you already have around the house or make a prop!

It would be fantastic if the children could share information about the historic Londoner they have chosen to dress up as.

Here’s a link where you can find out more.

We are asking for a voluntary donation of £1. All donations will be used to buy new history books for our school library and class reading corners.

Many thanks,

 

Lauren O’Brien

History Coordinator

AC Fulham FC is recruiting

April 2018

 AC Fulham FC is recruiting players to represent the club in our football teams.

AC Fulham FC will provide you with the opportunity to show one of our coaches that you have the ability, skill and dedication to represent one of our teams in the Surrey Youth League for the forthcoming season 2018 -2019.

 

Please click on the link below for more information

AC Fulham FC – Recruitment Drive 2018

 

Olympian Darius Knight visits West Hill

April 2018

This week we had a very special surprise assembly for one of our Year 5 pupils Reuben. As part of their English studies all the pupils in year 5 write to someone famous to try and persuade them to visit West Hill.

Reuben wrote a fantastic persuasive letter to the person who most inspires him, Olympian table tennis player Darius Knight, and Darius was so impressed he contacted the school to say he would love to come and visit, and to surprise Reuben.

You can see from the photos below that Reuben was very surprised but recovered his composure to be able to return Darius’s serve and play a few points. Darius then invited some more children up to have a go and they all had great fun. Darius grew up in this area and played at local clubs and centres around here so we hope this visit might inspire others to take up the sport.

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Children and young people in Wandsworth can have a go at playing table tennis at Putney Leisure Centre. Please click on the logo below for more information:

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New Data Protection Regulations

April 2018

You may be aware that there are new data protection rules coming in from May. To ensure we are meeting the new requirements, we need to re-seek your consent to take and use photos of your child. We really value using photos of pupils, to be able to showcase what pupils do in school and show what life at our school is like to others, so we would appreciate you taking the time to give consent again.

This week we have sent all parents a letter asking for this permission. It is very important that you return this letter to the school office as soon as possible.

If you have misplaced your form you can download it by clicking on the link below:

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We were also required to send a Privacy Notice to all parents this week. Again if you have mislaid this you can download a copy by clicking on the link below and it is available to read on the School Policies part of this website.

Privacy Notice – Pupils Primary

 

 

Easter Baking

March 2018

Our children who are new to English enjoyed working together to  make chocolate Easter Nests this week. They  used their maths skills to measure out the ingredients and reading skills to follow the recipe.

Our new to English pupils in  KS1 enjoyed being chocolate detectives and searched for hidden Easter eggs around our school.

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Intra School Sports Competition

March 2018

Miss Wilson organised another Intra-School Sports Competition this week. Key Stage 2 competed in volleyball and goal ball, which is a sport designed for visually impaired athletes. Some of the children then created posters of their events.

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